STEVE Price has insisted Ryan Atkins is “going nowhere” amid rumours he could be set for an immediate departure from Warrington Wolves.

The long-serving centre, who is in his testimonial year with The Wire, has been the subject of transfer speculation with reports claiming several Super League rivals are monitoring his availability.

Atkins has played in eight of Wolves’ 13 Super League games so far but has not featured in their past two games, with Toby King and Bryson Goodwin the men in possession of the centre spots.

However, Price insists the 33-year-old – who is out of contract at the end of the season – remains part of his plans.

“He’s not going anywhere. He’s contracted to Warrington Wolves,” he said.

“I don’t know where that speculation has come from but he’s under contract for this year.

“Rhino plays a huge part in our plans for this year, so I don’t know where that’s started.”

Atkins could be in contention to return to the Wire side for Friday’s trip to Castleford Tigers if Goodwin fails to shake off the ankle injury he picked up against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday.

Tom Lineham is definitely ruled out with a knee complaint, with Jake Mamo favourite to replace him on the wing.

> Lineham ruled out of Castleford trip